Calvin Duane Raney

Calvin Duane Raney, 91, of South Boston, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born in Westboro, Mo., on April 15, 1928, son of the late Milford Smith Raney and the late Cecil Helen Mather Raney Harshberger. He was married to Delores Gay (Dee) Pierson Raney, who survives. He was a member of First Baptist Church and past president of […]

Kathy Lynn Clay Smith

Kathy Lynn Clay Smith of Alton died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Granville County, N.C. on Dec. 20, 1965 and was 53 years old. She was the daughter of the late Overton Clay and the late Mildred Josephine Jones and was married to Ronnie Allen Smith who survives. She was […]

Annie Mae Clay Bowen

Annie Mae Clay Bowen of Hudson Road, Virgilina died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Born in Halifax County on June 7, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Howard Clifton Clay and the late Irene Brown Clay. She was married to the late Watson Bryant Bowen. Mrs. Bowen was a member of North Fork Baptist Church. She was a retired […]

Vince Morgan Gordon Jr.

Vince Morgan Gordon Jr., 35, of South Boston died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 22, 1984 and was 35 years of age. He was the son of Rebecca Ann Lowery and Vince M. Gordon, who survive. Mr. Gordon is survived by his parents, Rebecca Ann Lowery of South Boston and Vince M. […]

Comets dominate Park View 34-14

Improve to 3-0 with season’s first road trip coming Friday

Lions shut down F-C 60-0

The Halifax County Middle Schoool football team hammered Fieldale-Collinsville, 60-0, Thursday night at home. Everyone played, and had fun and the Lions got the proper execution offensively and defensively, according to head coach LeVar Medley. “Very proud of the guys,” said Medley, whose team led 29-0 at the half. Halifax started the scoring with a pick-6 from Josh Miller for […]

Comet cross country have respectable showing at meet

The Halifax County High School boys and girls cross country teams had respectable finishes in Piedmont District regular season action last week. The boys placed fourth, with Franklin County, now part of the Blue Ridge district, leading the pack. The girls were third. “Times went down for most of our runners today in comparison to last week. We had many […]

Lions defeat Nottoway 3-0 in volleyball

Halifax County Middle School volleyball defeated Nottoway, 3-0, in regular season action last week, 25-11, 28-26 and 25-10. “Nottoway improved dramatically from the first time we played them in our season opener. There were definitely times where we could have preformed better; however, the girls played a hard-fought match and were able to come out on top. During the second […]

Comet jayvees improve to 2-0 after slipping past Park View 10-6

The Halifax County High School jayvee football team came to Park View-South Hill with its 2-0 record, intent on keeping the record unblemished. The Comets’ defense continues to be strong. In the first three games they have allowed only one touchdown. Halifax defeated the Dragons, 10-6. Park View’s lone score came overland, but the Comets again found a way to […]

Jury finds Watson not guilty in killing of teen

Charged with first degree murder of 16-year-old Paul Damiano, defendant acquitted on all counts